10 Interesting Facts about the iPad

In this article, we will talk about the interesting facts about the iPad. iPad is an iOS-based line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It can shoot video, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as web-browsing and emailing. The other functions of iPad such as games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc. To know more facts about the iPad check the list below.

Facts about the iPad 1: History

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said in a 1983 speech that Apple want to put an incredibly great computer in a book that the users can carry around with them and learn how to use in 20 minutes. The iPad was announced on January 27, 2010, by Jobs at an Apple press conference at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Facts about the iPad 2: Screen

The iPad’s touchscreen display in a 1,024 by 768 pixel, 197×148 mm and the liquid-crystal display (diagonal 246.4 mm), it has fingerprint- and glass which scratch-resistant. The display responds to other sensors: an ambient light sensor to adjust screen brightness and a 3-axis accelerometer to sense iPad orientation and switch between portrait and landscape modes.

Fact 4 (Storage)

Fact 4 (Storage)

Facts about the iPad 3: Pre-Orders

Apple began taking pre-orders for the first-generation iPad from American customers on March 12, 2010. Online pre-orders in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom began on May 10.

Facts about the iPad 4: Storage

The iPad was released with four capacity options for storage: 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB of internal flash memory. All data is stored on the internal flash memory, with no option to expand storage.  Find more facts about the House of Representatives here

Facts 2 (Screen)

Facts 2 (Screen)

Facts about the iPad 5: Battery

The internal rechargeable lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) battery is used by the . As the Taiwan’s made batteries by Simplo Technology (60%) and Dynapack International Technology. Apple claims that the battery for both generations of iPad can provide up to 10 hours of video, 140 hours of audio playback, or one month on standby.

Facts about the iPad 6: Accessories

Apple offers several iPad accessories, most of which are adapters for the proprietary 30-pin dock connector, the iPad’s only port besides the headphone jack. The other accessories are smart covers, camera connection kit, speakers and so forth.

Facts 6 (Accessories)

Facts 6 (Accessories)

Facts about the iPad 7: Internet Connectivity

The iPad can use Wi-Fi network trilateration from Skyhook Wireless to provide location information to applications such as Google Maps. The 3G model supports A-GPS to allow its position to be calculated with GPS or relative to nearby cellphone towers; it also has a black strip on the back to aid 3G reception.

Facts about the iPad 8: Applications

There are several applications such as Safari, Mail, Photos, Video, iPod, iTunes, App Store, iBooks, Maps, Notes, Calendar, and Contacts in iPad.  As of June 2012, there were about 225,000 iPad specific apps on the App Store.

Facts 8 (Applications)

Facts 8 (Applications)

Facts about the iPad 9: Freedom from Porn

In exchange of an e-mail with Ryan Tate from Valleywag, Steve Jobs said that “freedom from porn” are offered by the iPad. It as the answer of the upset replies such as San Francisco during WWDC10 and Adbustings in Berlin by artist Johannes P. Osterhoff.

Facts about the iPad 10: iPad and Education

The iPad has several uses in the classroom, and has been praised as a valuable tool for homeschooling. Soon after the iPad was released, it was reported that 81% of the top book apps were for children. Find more facts about the History of Guilding in Canada here

Facts 10 (iPad and Education)

Facts 10 (iPad and Education)

Hopefully those interesting facts about the iPad will enrich your sources of reading about the iPad.

 

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